The following seminars were hosted for attendees at World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa on June 8-9.
Didn’t make it to WPX this year? Overviews of each Pork Academy session will be shared below as they are available.
Coffee Talk: Hot Topics in the Pork Industry
Sustainability. Foreign Animal Disease. Labor. Trade. There is no shortage of hot topics in the pork industry. Join the National Pork Board and a leading panel of pork industry experts as they discuss the latest issues in the industry.
• Bill Even, CEO, National Pork Board — Moderator
• Dr. Sara Crawford, president, Sustainable Environmental Consultants
• Dr. Jeff Kaisand, state veterinarian, Iowa Department of Agriculture
• Victor Ochoa, managing director, SwineWorks LLC
• Dr. Steve Meyer, economist, Partners for Production Agriculture
Economic Outlook of the Pork Industry
What does international and domestic demand for crops and pork look like? How is that impacting pork prices and pork consumption?
Dr. Dermot Hayes and Steve Elmore will take part in this interactive session covering the economic outlook of the pork industry, including global trade and domestic demand for both crops and pork and share the short and long-term outlook and price forecasts.
• Panel Lead – Ryan Lane, president of animal nutrition, North America, ADM
• Dr. Dermot Hayes, professor economics, Iowa State University
• Steve Elmore, chief economist, Corteva
What’s Coming and Why You Need to Be Ready
Sustainability isn’t a buzzword that’s going away. In fact, there are more global factors than ever before that will continue to put pressure on food producers. Join this discussion to hear the latest on what’s happening globally when it comes to sustainability and how producers and companies can stay ahead of the curve.
Presenter — Dr. Frank Mitloehner, Professor and Air Quality Specialist, UC Davis CLEAR Center
Sustainability of Modern Protein Production in Times of Global Supply Chain Uncertainty
Supply chain challenges. Labor shortages. Sustainability pressures. Market volatility. These are a few phrases we’ve all heard on the news frequently over the past several months. But how do these challenges directly impact the pork industry and your operation? Join us for a discussion with Ruth Kimmelshue, Corporate Senior Vice President leading Cargill Animal Nutrition, to hear a global perspective framed for the pork industry.
Presenter — Ruth Kimmelshue, corporate senior vice president, Cargill Animal Nutrition & Health
Decoding Carbon Markets — What Do They Mean To You?
Carbon markets are the latest buzz but what exactly are they? How do they work? What questions should you ask? Join us for an interactive discussion to hear more about what carbon markets mean and how you can leverage them in your business.
• Ashley McDonald, Assistant Vice President, Sustainability, National Pork Board
• Marisa Martin, Executive Director, Pollination Group
Foreign Animal Disease Series
The Alphabet Soup of Disease Response
When it comes to foreign animal diseases (FADs), do you know your SHIP from your SPS? What should you do first–SPS or AgView? Do you know if you need to become a CSSC or utilize the RABapp? Join this interactive discussion with a panel of experts that will help you understand the various acronyms, including SPS, CSSC, SHIP, AgView, and RABapp so that you can be more prepared for a foreign animal disease outbreak.
• Dr. Pam Zaabel, Director, Swine Health, National Pork Board
• Dr. Tyler Holck, Senior Program Coordinator, US Swine Health Improvement Plan
• Dr. Anna Forseth, Director, Animal Health, National Pork Producers Council
• Heidi Vittetoe, Pork Producer
Depopulation and Disposal
When it comes to preparing for an FAD outbreak in the U.S., depopulation and disposal are two of the biggest questions on producers’ minds. Hear from a panel of experts about lessons learned when it comes to emergency planning, depopulation, and disposal and how you can continue to prepare your farm.
• Marguerite Tan, Director, Environmental Programs, National Pork Board
• Stephanie Wisdom, Director, Animal Welfare, National Pork Board